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Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022



Waste management strategy for the Northern Territory 2015-2022

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Northern Territory waste management strategy for 2015-2022


Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority


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This Strategy provides a basis for understanding and improving the management of waste across the Northern Territory (the Territory) to reduce the generation of waste, increase rates of resource recovery and to minimise environmental impacts caused by waste. It provides an overarching summary of the waste management issues currently being faced in the Territory.


Bibliography pages 17-18

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Purpose -- Management issues -- Objectives -- Management actions -- Background -- Conclusions on waste management for the Territory -- Further reading -- Summary of NT EPA management actions -- Appendix A: Key waste and resource recovery principles -- Appendix B: Policy and legislation.




Hazardous wastes -- Northern Territory -- Management; Refuse and refuse disposal -- Northern Territory -- Management; Recycling (Waste, etc) -- Government Policy -- Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Government

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24 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.

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Northern Territory Government



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Waste Management Strategy for the Northern Territory 20152022 24 GLOSSARY Avoidance Action to reduce the amount of waste generated CDS Container Deposit Scheme Commercial and industrial waste (C&I waste) Solid waste generated by businesses, industries (including shopping centres, restaurants and offices) and institutions (such as schools, hospitals and government offices), but not C&D waste or MSW Construction and Demolition waste (C&D Waste) Solid waste sourced from construction and demolition works, including building and demolition waste, asphalt waste and excavated natural material Disposal Solid waste that is disposed of to landfill, incinerated or destroyed without energy recovery, or is unrecovered litter. E-waste End-of-life electronic equipment, such as televisions, computers, mobile phones, stereos and small electrical appliances (but not whitegoods) Hazardous waste Waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment KAB Litter Index Keep Australia Beautiful Network bi-annual litter count Listed waste Listed wastes are defined under Schedule 2 of the Waste Management and Pollution Control (Administration) Regulations. LNG Liquid Natural Gas Municipal waste Waste from households and local government operations, including waste placed at the kerbside for local council collection and waste collected by councils from municipal parks and gardens, street sweepings, council engineering works and public council bins. Product stewardship A policy approach recognising that manufacturers, importers, retailers, governments and consumers have a shared responsibility for the environmental impacts of a product throughout its full life cycle. Product stewardship schemes establish a means for relevant parties in the product chain to share responsibility for the products they produce, handle, purchase, use and discard Recycling A set of processes (including biological) that converts solid waste into useful materials or products, net of contaminants/residuals disposed Resource recovery The sum of materials sent to recycling and energy recovery facilities minus contaminants/residual wastes sent to disposal Reuse Involves recovering value from a discarded resource in its original state without reprocessing or remanufacture Stabilisation ponds A natural method for wastewater treatment Trade waste A liquid or liquid borne waste generated from any industry, business, trade, manufacturing process or similar that is approved for discharge to sewer but does not include wastewater from a toilet, shower, hand basin or similar fixture Transfer facility A facility where wastes are transferred from smaller vehicles (cars, trailers, trucks) into larger vehicles for transport to a disposal site Waste Avoidance Actions or approaches which result in the reduced generation of waste